There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.
A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.
The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.
Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.
From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.
Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"
Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.
Fingers crossed for Ice Climbers.
"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.
An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.
Read the comic that elevates the Star Fox team from dust-covered outlaws to intergalactic heroes.
SNES Classic release date, SNES Mini price, SNES Classic US pre-order, and more. All you need to know about the SNES Classic Edition including SNES Classic reviews. All the cheat codes that exist for the games included with the SNES Classic.
Watch a video that examines how Nintendo guides you through Super Metroid.
Something more than just grime and spiders, I mean.
25 years ago, Secret of Mana played games with our hearts.
How many of us can say we put a fox in space when we were teenagers?
The barrel rolls were slower and clumsier, but Star Fox for the SNES has a special something every other iteration lacks.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The latest episode of our RPG podcast goes in-depth on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the Secret of Mana Remake.
"I wept on the train ride home."
"Disco?" "Pissed off?" "Death Metal?"
Our old Super Mario RPG friend is nowhere to be seen.
Back when instruction booklets were a canvas.
Online orders at GameStop and ThinkGeek sell out quickly.
Say hello to my very little friends. We conduct a scientific study to see just how small the SNES Class Edition really is. You won't believe the results! Yes, the SNES Mini is very small!
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Finally: A lost dog comes back home.
Gee Bill! How come Best Buy lets you [get an SNES Classic early]?
Interviews with key Nintendo staff unearths a treasure trove of rare game trivia.
The final climactic battle was apparently under debate.
Do the games on the SNES Classic Edition hold up? Nadia reviewed each one (with a little help from Jeremy Parish). Read 'em all!
Digital Foundry looks at all the versions of the original Doom and finds a history in console ports.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Here comes a special boy.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: A strong relationship is forged -- and ends -- under the starlight.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: We encourage you to pick random babies off the ground and run with them.
Star Fox 2 never got an instruction booklet, so Nintendo filled in the gap -- and added some extras.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Crayola and light horror make an epic RPG baby together.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: How about a bit of putt-putt, Dreamland-style?
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Let's monkey around.
Nobody is happy about the SNES pre-orders and frankly I don't blame them.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The reigning prince of 16-bit RPGs.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Do your patriotic duty. Punch a fat clown.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Mega Man's brilliant 16-bit debut.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The best 16-bit Street Fighter game of all time. Unless you prefer Super Street Fighter II.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: "Super Mario Kart funny car madness!!"
The Walmart SNES drama continues.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: The Zelda game that changed everything.
Amid reports of SNES Classic pre-order cancellations.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Let's attack aggressively.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Hope you're open-minded about pain.
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Simon Belmont's excellent adventure.
NADIA'S MIDBOSS MUSINGS | Did you know those gold Pokémon cards you got from Burger King in '99 are worth a SKILLION DOLLARS? Ha ha, nope.
Temper expectations though, it is a prototype.
It's not in our nature to complain, Nintendo, but--
Konjak brokers peace for the 16-bit console wars.
No tree, wall, or inn counter shall stop Crono as he seeks the truth about the world he lives in.
Much as I'd love to play a SNES CD-add on prototype of Secret of Mana, I acknowledge it'd be a bad move.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The third Zelda's big twist was even better than the original's Second Quest.
OPINION: The SNES Classic (assuming it's a thing) is meant to capture a time in gaming history that was much more divided than the NES era.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Link's journey across the entirety of Hyrule was in fact just the beginning of a much larger adventure.
No Game Boy? No Nintendo 3DS? No problem for this dedicated redditor.
Our heroes climb the Tower of Zott and later encounter an old friend as Kat's dramatic reading of Final Fantasy IV continues.
Kat kicks off her Let's Play of Final Fantasy IV by bombing a village, conning a prince, and killing lots of wildlife.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dig into the surprisingly deep history of Nintendo's gloriously cartoony take on pugilism.
Bob, Kat, and Jeremy have been streaming all week. Our final stream for the week happens this morning!
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we salute the SNES.
Relax to some smooth JRPG jams with OC Remix's 60th free community arrangement album.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Secret of Mana, the Final Fantasy XV delay, and Ash's struggles in the Pokémon League.
Our Super NES anniversary stream series continues with an endless cascade of earworm music and tiny, ball-blasting dinosaurs.
We have a full week of streaming planned. Join Jeremy today at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT for a look back at USgamer's 24th favorite SNES game, Super Bomberman 2! [Over!]
Though perhaps not the best of the series, FFVI was definitely the most Final Fantasy-ish of the lot.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores the 1995 Super Nintendo RPG that went from critical flop to Internet sensation.
Super Castlevania IV's unique love of kettle drums is inexplicable, but by no means unwelcome.
The GBA installments of Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI finally let English-speaking audiences play restored, uncensored versions of the classic RPGs.
Being able to buy SNES games on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console is cool -- but it should have been an option ages ago.
This elusive Quintet RPG uses its remarkable music to deliver its themes of mystery and unease.
The creator of Square-Enix's legendary RPG series shatters a widely believed misconception.
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